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Army Future Combat Systems - A "Friendly Ghost" That Lives On
« on: December 02, 2020, 06:25:57 AM »
Army Future Combat Systems - A "Friendly Ghost" That Lives On

By Kris Osborn - Warrior Maven

(Washington D.C.) The Army’s Future Combat Systems was considered a complete failure, deemed not survivable enough, too lost in changing requirements and too dependent upon immature yet-to-be-proven technologies. Yet… FCS could be likened to a “friendly ghost” that lingers, influences and infuses current Army modernization with an inspirational spirit.

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates cancelled the ambitious program in 2009 for not being “survivable” enough, among other things, and the program had many critics despite showing some promise. Ultimately, one could reflect upon the history and influence of FCS with a certain irony, because it was widely discredited, criticized and ultimately cancelled … yet the vision of the program, and some of its progress, persists and is very much alive and powerful today.
C.S. Lewis: “I dread government in the name of science. That is how tyrannies come in.”

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